The ‘Want Some Stuff, Man?’ Contest: And the winner is…

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What if the next time some mobile foreign salesman in Sanlitun asked “Want some stuff, man?” and actually stocked items you wanted? That was the basis of the most recent contest, not surprisingly named The ‘Want Some Stuff, Man?’ Contest. And people had plenty of suggestions about the stuff they want, including:

  • Sriracha hot sauce
  • Reese’s miniatures
  • Hot beef pies
  • Moderately priced avocados
  • David brand sunflower seeds
  • Velcro cable binders
  • Biscuits with sausage gravy
  • Cholula sauce
  • Fresh bagels with cream cheese and crispy bacon
  • Crest regular toothpaste
  • Non-MSG seaweed
  • Neutrogena shampoo
  • Bayer children’s chewable aspirin
  • Old Spice: Pacific Surge
  • Red vines
  • Coffeemate creamer
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Big Bob Gibson White BBQ sauce from Decatur, Alabama
  • Prime USA beef
  • Fresh oysters from Tomales Bay, California
  • Cowgirl Creamery cheese
  • A 90-point Napa Chardonnay for under rmb100
  • Keynesian-style economic reform
  • Nutter-Butter
  • Honey-glazed ribs
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on draft
  • Tartar sauce
  • Kazoos
  • Waffle irons
  • Fingerless gloves
  • Arrid XXX deodorant (stick, not spray)
  • My stolen bike back
  • An anti-street salesman spray
  • Visine Tears Dry Eye Relief

OK, perhaps not all of those are practical, but it’s a good start. And you can see all of the suggestions here.

Anyway, we put all of the entries into a lucky draw and Andy Bright of Union Bar & Grille randomly picked one as winner of a 100th Anniversary “Striding Man” bottle of Johnnie Walker and his and hers hats from Uncle Otis.

And the winner is the fourth entry, from Philip, who wants British beef, perhaps even a few cuts from the Duke of Buccleuch’s Scottish estate. Here’s hoping that someday Philip will be able to buy such stuff on the go in Sanlitun to later enjoy while he sips Scotch and wears an Uncle Otis hat.

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